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the details and the politics with two senators who helped craft the proposal. illinois democrat dick durbin and arizona republican jeff flake. >> ifill: then we turn to conflicts in three places around the world beginning with a renewed wave of unrest in egypt that's left more than 50 people dead. >> woodruff: from israel margaret warner reports on fears of islamic militants and chemical weapons just over the border. >> warner: with conflict raging inside syria israel's taking no chances. it's now fortifying the security barrier behind me to guard against any dangers that may arise. >> ifill: and from mali lindsay hilsum has a story of celebration as french and local forces push north to capture two key towns. >> reporter: look at these people. just thrilled because they can dance. they can sing. the women can ride motor bikes. they can do all the things they haven't been able to do for the last nine months while the jihadis have been in power. >> woodruff: we close with a new edition of the daily download. tonight, can your facebook postings get you fired? >> ifill: that's all ahead on ton
conversation with democratic senator dick durbin of illinois. i talked to the majority whip just a short time ago. senator durbin, thank you very much for joining us. i think one of the main questions i'm hearing is, what does this proposal mean for people living in this country illegally right now? what would happen to them? >> basically it would give them a chance to go through a criminal background check to make certain that there are no problems in terms of their background, to pay a fine, to pay their taxes, and then they would be here in a probationary status where they could not be deported. they could work. and we watched them as a number of other things evolve and progress under the bill. border security leading to green cards, leading to citizenship. >> woodruff: we hear some advocacy organizations saying, wait a minute. even that level of requirement is going to be a disincentive. they're not going to want to sign up if they have to pay a fine and so forth. >> well, i'll tell you. that's going to be part of it. we believe that these people who have lived here for so many years in f
to announce today that the five of us here today, and eight of us in total, including senators mccain, durbin, graham, menendez, rubio, flake and bennett, have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that we hope can pass the senate in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion. we still have a long way to go. but this bipartisan group -- sorry, we still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan blueprint is a major breakthrough. it is our hope that these principles can be turned into legislation by march, and have a markup by chairman leahy's committee with the goal of passage out of the senate by late spring or summer. senator durbin and i spoke to the president yesterday to update him on this group's progress, and he couldn't be more pleased. he strongly supports this effort. the key to our compromise is to recognize that americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, our framework contains four basic pillars. first, we create a tough but fair path to citizenship for illegal immigrants curre
stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> ifill: democrat dick durbin of illinois accused republicans of applying a double standard. >> i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away, in the right way, so that they can be fully informed. and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on: iraqi weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion of the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. thousands of americans lost their lives. we could have a hearing on that if you'd like. >> ifill: while the benghazi attack was the main focus, secretary clinton also turned her attention to upheaval elsewhere in north africa. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend the
clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from the chief here in oakland. his answer to the nra. reporting from oakland city hall, abc 7 news. >> and the nra went further releasing this statement in response to senator feinstein's bill. it's disappointing but not surprising she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fifling our broken system. >> governor brown delivered a state of the state address praising the legislature for cutting billion frtz budget. and thanked voters for passing proposition 30. the governor says that money will not be squandered. >> we spromiss to keep. the important is the one made to the people. and we guard the money made available this, means living within our means and not spending
. senator durbin said it's important they speak out. >> we cannot do this without you. we need to have your value vacation. >> howard jordan son board. >> if you look at what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland or any urban environment. >> national rifle association reresponded today with this statement. it's disappointing but not surprised she's focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecutin prosecuting -- prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health sis tismt howard jordan responded. >> for me, i think they need to get, just get a reality check about what is happening on the streets. what impact of the weapons is causing to the community so they can protect our citizens. >> since the shooting at sandy hook school there has been talk about banning assault weapons. we spoke with one gun dealer who told me sales of assault weapons have gone up 300%. >> mark, thank you. police say a comment about shoes proceeded a shooting of two high school students. police say teens were walking along a path under the tracks between lincoln and stockton avenues when
in did i knowth, backers hope t public opinion will change. senator durbin said it's important that police departments and sheriff's department speck out. >> we can fought do this without you. we need to have your validation. of what we are setting out to did. >>reporter: oakland police chief howard jordan is on board. >> if you look at what the weapons mean and what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland or any urban environment. >>reporter: nra responded to senator feinstein today with the statement. quote it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health syste system. standing in front of a lobby wall indescribed with the names of officers killed in the line of duty, howard jordan responded. >> for me personally i think they need to get just get reality check about what is really happening on the streets and what the impact of these weapons is causing inform not only our community but officers and officers being safe so they can protect our c
my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by headlining, or i should say leading the effort in the house of representatives which was successful. senators blumenthal and chris murphy, distinguished senators from connecticut who know first-hand about sexual weapons. you will hear from congresswoman mccarthy from new york. as well as congressman ed perlmutter from colorado who represents aurora. also congresswoman esty who respects newtown. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally, we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would like to recognize supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me we have police officers from several departments and i so thank you for joining us today. neighborhood shootings for far too long. enough is enough. everyone in this city seem to live in terror of the
ryan and dick durbin and their opinions on what the president needs to do going forward. >> the green line is historic tax rates, how much we raise in taxes and the blue is how many increases president obama is calling for. the red is where spending is going. spending is the problem, revenues are not the problem. if you keep chasing them they will hurt economic growth, shut down the economy and won't get the budget balanced. >> what i heard the president say was programs like social security and medicare and med aid critically important for our future and we need to have a bipartisan commitment to make them work. bob and i have been in a lot of meetings talking about deficit reduction. we need reform in the programs that mean they will live on to serve future generations. that's the message i took from the president. >> referring to bob corker to the left of the screen. the president has a full plate. not just the budget but the issue of guns, and this week he heads to las vegas for a speech about overhauling immigration. so the second term is already kicking off with plenty on his pl
senator dick durbin. i'll turn here because the vice president going to be pulling up right behind me. it's a prayer service. they get a chance to reflect a little bit at the start of this new term. our own chris wallace sat down with the recollector here, reverend dr. lewis leon. he is someone who says look, this is a great tradition because it gives the new president or reelected president a chance to reflect, pause. you can see right behind me we're going to have -- i'm going to let you see -- actually it's the obama motorcade. the bidens must be on the other side. there is the president of the united states right there. mrs. obama coming out. and their family walked in earlier. we can see their daughters coming around the corner, about to meet up with the president and first lady. there is the first lady's mother. mrs. robinson. they're going to be walking in together. they're going to meet with the recollector right there on the way in. this is a chance for the first family to worship right here and get a chance to start the second term off with a little bit of prayer, a little bit o
answers. >> she's prepared. >> with that, senator durbin. >> madam secretary, thank you for being here. excuse me. it was a little more than four years ago that a number of your colleagues myself included, encouraged you to take on this responsibility. believing you would have a profound impact on the world and on the diplomacy of the united states. >> hal: did we grab any of mccain's response? here's the interesting thing is she's been very thorough in her answers and mccain drug his chunk out for quite some time. and as much as -- >> she's the one that gets a spanking for it. >> hal: either way mccain -- the idea that chairman was saying we want everybody to have a chance to ask you a question. what he basically means is democrat ask a question of substance because you don't need to pass the wand around when mccain is asking questions. he has all of the same conspiracy fox points that they're all going to ask. he and lindsey graham have been like these bizarre benghazi conspiracy -- >> sean hannity tells them what questions to ask. >> hal: in this case, he said something very illumin
cain, marco rubio, jeff flake, lindsey graham, the democrats, chuck schumer, dick durbin, michael benn bennet, robert menendez. probably the most controversial part will be all of these folks here in this country illegally under this proposal, should it pass, would not be asked to leave the country. they would have a path to citizenship, a path to being legal and that, of course, the devil is going to be in the details on this. but that is going to be the test, whether conservative republicans who have been against this for a long time, whether they can sign on to it. >> we'll get a chance to listen to what the president has to say on this, as i mentioned, tomorrow in las vegas. chuck todd in washington. thank you very much. >> you got it. >>> let's check in with natalie morales with the days top stories. >> good morning, savannah and matt. >>> violence raging on the streets of cairo for the fifth straight day this morning. eamon . >> reporter: clashes taking place between protesters and police, as you mention ed, for the fifth straight day. all weekend long, intense fighting in the city of a
representing men and women. well, one woman. thank you, illinois and senator durbin, for the statue of francis willard. i feel obligated to note she was born in rochester, newy k. thankfully, she will soon have company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statuary hall later this year. [applause] >> we look around and remember the men and women that helped define our nation. they like us faced obstacles and they like us worked hard to remove this country forward. here in this hall, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served a single term in congress and john quincy adams. only former president to return to serve in the house, spoke out against slavery. we also remember an event that took place outside of this building but reverberated within n this marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington which spurred passage of the historic civil rights laws. we're honored to have a with us, a colleague, congressman john lewis, who was a speaker at that historic march. [applause] congressman le
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